Team Up Against Hunger

Hosting A Food Drive

South Shore Community Action Council’s Food Resources Program and Food Distribution Center provides non-perishable food items, free of charge, to over 60 local food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency food providers, elementary schools, Head Start programs and Boys & Girls Clubs.

Team Up Against Hunger

SSCAC's Food Distribution Center relies heavily on volunteers willing to hold food drives to keep our shelves stocked. You can hold a food drive in your business or neighborhood, or, perhaps when celebrating a birthday or other occasion.

Questions or Need Help?

Send us an email at and we will offer support and assistance in ordrer to make your food drive as successful as possible.

The Following Non-Perishables Are Most Needed:

  • Canned Tuna & Chicken
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Juice
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Baked Beans
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Condiments
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Packaged Meals
  • Toilet Paper

Items Most Needed For The Back Pack Food For Kids Initiative:

To ensure children have the basic food and nutrition they need to focus and fully participate in school, South Shore Community Action Council’s Backpack Food for Kids Initiative partners with teachers, administrators, and parents at elementary schools in Plymouth and Middleborough.

  • Heat & Eat Meals
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly (Plastic Bottles)
  • Cereal (Small Boxes)
  • Pancake Mix & Maple Syrup 
  • Canned Soup (or Stew)
  • Granola Bars
  • Pretzels/Gold Fish (Small Bags)
  • Pudding Cups
  • Peaches/Pears (Canned)
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Vegetables

Drop off donations directly at SSCAC's Food Distribution Center at 71 Obery Street from 9:00 AM - Noon. SSCAC's Food Distribution Center services Food Assistance Programs located in 16 Towns. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Tips For A Successful Food Drive

  • Identify a person to serve as the drive Coordinator
  • Contact us at 508-747-7575 Ext. 6251 if you have questions or need help.
  • Announce the date(s) and time(s) of your drive.
    Please note: food drives can last a day, a week, a month or longer!
  • Determine where donations should be dropped off.
  • Have the pre-printed bags and other materials available to hand out.

When your drive is over you may deliver the food to the Food Warehouse or call us at
508-747-7575 Ext. 6251 to make arrangements to have the food picked up. The Food Warehouse is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am - Noon.